Apalachin Community Press, July 2000

Cynthia Smith, Bradley Lewis - Educators of the Week

Educators Cynthia Smith and Bradley Lewis of the Apalachin Elementary School were honored in the New York Lottery's Educator of the Week Program.

The New York Lottery created and underwrote the Educator of the Week program to recognize and develop public appreciation for the accomplishments of local school teachers, administrators, and programs. This unique program runs from September through June on a weekly basis, and features a 30 second to 60 second video highlighting the local Educator of the Week and his or her accomplishments.

In almost every region of the state, a local TV station solicits recommendations for outstanding teachers/administrators from local schools, selects the local educators to be featured, produces a video, and airs it throughout the week.